Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tucson, Arizona - Beginning in Chicago, with help provided by the Humane Society, a sizable dogfighting operation came to a halt today in Arizona. Deputies seized at least 150 dogs and made three arrests as they raided local dog breeders suspected of links to organized dogfighting. The arrests include, Mahlon Patrick, a man believed to be among the top three breeders of fighting dogs in the country.
Members of the Sheriff's Department S.W.A.T. unit made the arrest at a site near Orange Grove Road and Sandario Road, in the Picture Rocks area. In addition to more than 100 dogs at that location, at least 10 requiring medical attention, they also seized more than 50 weapons and a "rape stand," a device used for breeding female dogs. More arrests are expected.
The dogs are being held as evidence in the case, which began last March when Chicago police stopped a van carrying several fighting dogs. Their investigation developed information leading to Tucson. In addition to its initial involvement, two teams from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are participating in the raids, assisting deputies and Pima Animal Care Center staff by cataloging information and removing an unknown number of fighting, breeding dogs.
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| 2/19/2008 8:13 PM |
He looks like he could be right out of the movie "Deliverence". He looks like an uneducated hick!!
I wonder if he'd like to be locked into a rape stand...let the dogs be in charge of him for a day. Surely he wouldn't mind...I mean, "they're just dogs."
| 2/20/2008 2:41 AM |
Hopefully, there is a special hot room in hell for these dog fighting neanderthals.
Still, while the Pit Bull community feigns outrage at this guy and his ilk, he is no different than the 18th century british dogmen who selected the breed.
On almost any Pit site you'll read romantic wispings about the "gentlemanly Dogmen" of yesteryear. It's hypocritical as hell.
| 2/21/2008 8:12 AM |
These folks run one of the biggest Pit Bull Registries in the US and have clubs in many states.... They even get involved fighting Dog Safety Legislation. Good, clean, family fun!!!
| 2/23/2008 4:39 AM |
Update... Dead Dogs found, Feds now involved.
Last year, the US Senate unamamously passed tougher penalties for those who transport fighting dogs accross state lines. Mike Vick escaped the new law by being arrested a couple of weeks too early.... These perps are in big trouble now.